Why was the office of the County Auditor created?

The office of County Auditor was created in 1870 as part of a revamping of county government. The duties of the office covered areas that had previously been given to the County Judge in 1851 in the first Code of Iowa, and then to the Clerk of Court in 1861 with the formation of the Board of Supervisors. The State Legislature added the duties of Commissioner of Elections in the early 1970's.The County Auditor is an elected position with a term of four years.

The Auditor calculates tax rates for all taxing entities in the county (schools, cities, townships, etc.) by applying taxes levied by those entities to the valuation of each property as determined by the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and then prepares a tax list showing each taxpayer's share of the total. These figures are then certified to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Index of County Ordinances

Title I - Organization and Structure

Below is information about associations and firms that may lobby on behalf of Butler County.


Some organizations to which Butler County pays membership dues participate in the development of legislative priorities and issues.  They are listed here.  Find more information about the legislative priorities of these organizations by following the links to their websites.

  • Iowa State Association of Counties (ISAC)

The main purpose of ISAC is to secure and maintain cooperation amount the counties and county officials, promote comprehensive study of local problems and find ways of solving them, provide methods of interchange of ideas amoung various county officials, and promote and work of the enactment of legislation that is most beneficial to the citizens of Iowa.

          *  Iowa State Association of Counties
             501 SW 7th St., Sute. Q
             Des Moines, IA 50309-4540

          *  ISAC Legislative Priorities and Positions


  • National Association of Counties (NACo)

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States.  Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services tot he nations counties.  NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

           *  National Association of Counties
               25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500
               Washington, DC 20001

           *  NACo Legislation and Policy